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Category: In Vitro Fertilization

Low Egg Reserve. How Is It Treated?

The frustration you feel when you are trying to conceive but nothing is happening is overwhelming. You aren’t sure what’s wrong, but you know there must be a reason you aren’t able to conceive. If you’ve been actively trying to conceive for one year (six months if you are over 35) without results, it’s time […]

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Unexplained Infertility: Is It a Myth?

unexplained infertility causes and treatment

Infertility, in and of itself, is a frustrating experience. Beginning with trying to conceive for a year or more (six months for those over 35) and having zero success to the tests and ultimately, hopefully, a treatable diagnosis. The entire endeavor is somewhat grueling emotionally and physically, but oh the payoff! You finally realize your […]

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How to Prepare For Egg Retrieval

One of the more exciting times for those on a fertility journey is the egg retrieval. But it isn’t without some trepidation. If you don’t know what to expect you are likely more anxious and a bit unsettled as the procedure approaches. Knowing what to expect is the best way to calm your fears and […]

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What is OHSS and How to Minimize the Risk

Fertility treatment is an answer to the prayers, hopes and dreams of many couples and individuals experiencing infertility. IUI, IVF and cryopreservation of your eggs all involve ovarian stimulation. When your physician provides medication to encourage your ovaries to produce mature eggs it’s known as ovarian stimulation. While these treatments are highly successful, they are […]

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I’m Vaccinated and Starting IVF-Should I Get the Covid-19 Booster?

There’s so much information (and misinformation) surrounding Covid-19, the vaccines and boosters and the average person is easily confused. For people considering or already undergoing, treatment for infertility, who obtained the vaccine but not the booster shot, avoiding the booster shot may seem prudent right now. Of course it is ultimately up to you to […]

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Multiple IVF Failures: What Are the Next Steps?

Currently, IVF is the most successful infertility treatment available and the answer to overcoming many of the causes of infertility. In a controllably precise process your doctor stimulates the growth of multiple eggs using medication and then harvests the eggs. The lab fertilizes your viable eggs using your partner’s (or donor) sperm. Embryos develop and […]

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Egg Freezing and IVF in California: What’s Covered by Insurance

Egg Freezing and IVF in California: What’s Covered by Insurance

There are roughly one in ten women in the US undergoing fertility treatment today. Couples seek treatment for their fertility struggles after trying to conceive for 12 consecutive months with no success (6 months for those women over 35). Common treatments range from hormonal stimulation to encourage egg development to intrauterine insemination and assisted reproductive […]

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How Acupuncture Complements Your Fertility Treatment

When it comes to assisted reproductive technology (ART) doctors and researchers strive to come up with new, innovative and successful techniques to support treatment such as IVF. The goal is to improve your chances for a positive outcome and help you achieve your dream of growing your family. Modern medicine is chock-full of treatments for […]

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Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Boost My Fertility?

An inability to get pregnant on your own is usually connected to an underlying condition. With the intervention of a fertility specialist and a course of treatment, many couples go on to conceive, either through a few courses of fertility medication, surgery or a procedure such as IVF. Today more and more physicians are incorporating […]

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What’s New in IVF? Alternative IVF Protocols

July 25th, 1978 is a big day in reproductive science history. That’s the birthday of the first “test tube” (IVF) baby, Louise Brown. In the 43 years since Louise Brown’s birth, the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and IVF has virtually exploded. As better procedures come to light IVF becomes more common and more […]

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